Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance Programs
Kansas ERAP Treasury Programs:
Wichita residents can apply for assistance through the Wichita Emergency Rental Assistance Program (WERAP) administered by the city’s Housing and Community Services division, the city explained. The city’s online application opens next Monday (Feb. 22). Tenants may qualify for federal assistance if they earn no more than 80 percent of their area’s median income, are experiencing documented financial hardship as a result of the pandemic and could be at risk of housing or becoming homeless without assistance.
Kansas CARES+ Programs:
The Kansas Eviction Prevention Program (KEPP) provides rental assistance to households that have missed one or more rent payment(s) as a result of the COVID pandemic. Landlords and tenants apply via a joint online process. If the application is approved, the landlord receives rental assistance funds directly from KEPP, applies KEPP funds to the tenant’s account, and waives late fees for the month(s) assistance was awarded. Approved tenants are eligible for a maximum of nine months of assistance, not to exceed $5,000 per household.
This Program is designed to alleviate burdens on the most vulnerable individuals or households experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 and to provide greater economic security to residents of Finney County:
Reducing the rent and utility burden on rental households and prevent homelessness for households impacted by COVID-19.
Mitigating the risk of homeowners foreclosing on their homes due to financial hardship caused by COVID-19.
Increasing the affordability of broadband access for Low and Moderate Income (LMI) households to improve access to telehealth, facilitate distance learning, and allow for remote work.
As part of its strategy to support households impacted by the pandemic, Neosho County has established the COVID-19 Household Emergency Relief Program designed to alleviate burdens on the most vulnerable individuals or households experiencing financial crises due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Program provides funding for residents to pay up to four months of past-due rent, mortgage and utility payments, as well as, funding to cover the increased rent, mortgage and utility burden due to financial hardships caused by COVID-19 for up to two months.